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minister to questions on several issues including how u.s.-china relations are affected by taiwan and restrictions on foreign journalists working in china. this half-hour portion as courtesy of china's central television. the english translation follows the chinese. >> i have two questions. last year we saw some china and u.s. relations in particular because of the u.s. arms sales to taiwan. it caused strains on the china u.s. ties. how do you see the future of this financial relationship? what will be the reaction from the chinese side of the united states further sells weapons to taiwan? second, foreign journalists encountered some difficulties and restrictions in their reporting activities in china in the past weeks. some foreign journalists or even be ten. what is your comment? >> [speaking chinese] >> translator: first i would like to say that we all know president hu jintao paid a visit to the united states of the invitation of president barack obama last january. that visit achieved full success. an important agreement was reached between the leaders of the two countries an
assess what the u.s. and the world are doing now, and what comes next. >> ifill: plus, we examine what the unrest in the middle east is doing to gas prices here at home. >> woodruff: then, we have the first of two reports from guatemala. tonight, ray suarez looks at programs aimed at combating a long history of domestic violence. >> suarez: as part of a nationwide effort to improve women's health these workshops are pushing back against a rape culture trying to lower the epidemic levels of violence against women and girls. >> ifill: and jeffrey brown talks to scott shane of the new york times about the obama administration's decision to resume military trials at the guantanamo bay prison. that's all ahead on tonight's newshour. major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: >> breathe in. breathe out. as volatile as markets have been lately, having the security of a strong financial partner certainly lets you breathe easier. for more than 140 years, pacific life has helped millions of americans build a secure financial future. wouldn't it be nice to take a deep breath and rel
for the past two days with the u.s. military. trying to get a grasp of a progress report on the ground here. the successes, the frustrations, the planning for the way ahead. the uncertainty that lies along the way in this village, we are 30-miles from the afghan-pakistan border. still, ten years after the start of the war and it's still a hot bed along the border of taliban activity. this place has seen dramatic security change. development has come. not the case across the board in afghanistan but there have been successes in a moment, we'll show you that. you will hear the interview with general david petraeus before he heads back to washington to give a progress report to congress. jennifer griffin is traveling with robert gates as he travels here in afghanistan as well. all of that in a moment. but first, check in with shannon bream in the washington bureau for the top headlines of the day. >> thank you, bret. >> shannon: president obama ended a two-year ban on guantanamo bay and it will come two days ahead of congressional hearing about the danger of american radicalized by the terrori
range of companies. what can we do for you? >> and now, "bbc world news." >> president obama says the u.s. and nato are still considering their options for lydia, including military intervention. >> i want to send a clear message to those around colonel gaddafi. it is their choice to make how they will be held accountable. >> gaddafi's troops to retake territory after a day of sustained attacks. >> [inaudible] çquite a success for colonel gaddafi's army. >> the un says 200,000 people have fled the violence in libya. welcome to "bbc world news," broadcast on pbs in america and around the globe. washington reintroduce this military trials at guantanamo bay despite anç earlier promise to close it down. the party is over for the highest-paid actor on american television. charlie sheen is sacked from his, a program. ç>> the six gulf states includg saudi arabia have called on the un security council to implement a no-fly zone over libya. the un needed to protect libyan citizens. earlier president obama said the u.s. and allies are stillç considering a military response to the situation
in u.s. history a fact not lost on those here at the pumps. the price affects everything from flying to fruits and veggies. how much is that hurting you? >> it's really bad. it's really bad, probably about $75 to $80 to fill this up oar are our country uses 400 million gallons of gas a day. >> right now it's an easy $4. that's already there in california. wouldn't be surprised to see a this get closer to $5. >> reporter: that doesn't sit well here in baltimore. >> it's troubling. it does not stop me from driving around because necessity overweighs the cost of the gas and you just have to make it work. >> reporter: at the pump there's acceptance. they stay it will go to $5. >> that's fine. >> reporter: california is the worst. the mountain states the best. maryland is somewhere in the middle. >> got to go to work. got to pick my kids up. got to do what i got to do. >> reporter: the u.s. government has a strategic gasoline reserve of three quarters of a billion gallons of gas. jess, back to you . >> the last time that reserve was tapped, prices went down 25 cents. >> we're learning mor
been pushed back by government forces. >>> and while the u.s. tries to figure out how to fight back in libya, the prices of investigation had hitting here at home. steve handelsman reports. >> reporter: concerned about escalating warfare in libya and more air attacks against libyan civilians in what looks like a military comeback by moammar gadhafi, president obama reminded libyan generals they could be tried for war crimes. >> i want to send a very clear message to those who are around colonel gadhafi. it is their choice to make how they operate moving forward and they will be held accountable. >> reporter: mr. obama face two choices. does he set up a no-fly zone over libya? arab states say do it, but team obama is cautious. >> any action should be the result of an international sanction. >> reporter: do something to help now argued a bush administration administration veteran. >> and you could provide covertly anti-aircraft and anti-tank weapons to the rebels so they could impose their own fly zone. >> obama choice number two, with gasoline prices averaging $3.50 a gallon and risi
160 million u.s. dollars to achieve its objectives. it will be revised in about two weeks to reflect the evolving situation. >> the french warship has arrived in geneva. -- tunisia. a number of refugees has reportedly gone down. they fear people could be stranded on the other side. >> the newly appointed interim government indonesia has dissolved the secret police -- in tunisia has dissolved teh secret police. thousands of community policemen has put a ban on public protests. they pushed through several buildings. there is the third government reshuffle in the month. they demanded jobs, political reform, and a crackdown on corruption. that has been the place. president obama has approved of the resumption of guantanamo bay in cuba. the facility that president obama vowed to close will operate for some time to come. the correspondent in washington says president obama may have had the option to change the policy. >> this is president obama accepting political reality. there has been a lot of opposition to the idea of closing down guantanamo bay. also, the white house has found it very
of the german marshall fund you'll be hearing from ellen. it is a network of 25 cities, 12 in the u.s., 13 in europe, and oakland is one of those cities, but i, of course, wearing my regional hat, have looked to expand what i have been learning through the network and the opportunities that present themselves to the network and to expand that. and where better to bring a cycling delegation than to the city of san francisco, a city very much on the verge of, i think, turning the tide in favor of cycling where there are 40-some-odd, 43-plus projects waiting in the wings for the environmental lawsuits to come to a close. so it is very exciting to have the opportunity for the delegation to come here, and i think the timely honkly, could not be -- honestly, could not be better. they have spent just over a day in the city of oakland doing a bit of a bike tour, meeting with elected officials there and a community open house last night where we had 80 folks turn out to listen to their talk. the other thing, obviously the public support and the public interest in this issue is alive and well and i
unlikely that the u.s. would move forward unilaterally. that's all the indications we have gotten from very senior officials here at the white house. instead, they have made clear that they would want to build some sort of a coalition, us a noted, before the u.n. or with nato. bottom line with nato forces that china and/or china or russia could block that, seems likely they would, in terms of any effort to move forward militarily and nato strained with resources in afghanistan. unclear whether or not nato would be on board. still a lot of work behind the scenes, but i think it's fair to say that it's highly unlikely that the u.s. would more forward without some sort of support from either the u.n. or nato, wolf. >> standing by to get more from the white house. hala gorani is standing by at the cnn center as well. we're awaiting moammar gadhafi. getting ready we're told to speak to journalists gathered at that journalist hotel in tripoli. we'll check in to see what's going on there as well. stand by for that. nic robertson is at the hotel and we'll, okay, have live coverage of gadhafi when h
chuck, so i am sorry. [laughter] former senator rick santorum of pennsylvania was elected to the u.s. house of representatives in 1998 at the age of 32. when 1995 to 2007 he served in the u.s. senate. in 2000 he was elected to the position of senate republican conference chairman. he became one of the most successful government reformers in our history. taking on washington's powerful special interests from the moment he arrived. along with john boehner and others he was one of the famous gang of seven that expose post office scandals and it was his record that prompted a reporter to write in a recent article that santorum was a tea party kind of guy before there was a tea party. he is the author of the welfare reform act that has empowered millions to leave the welfare rolls and enter the workforce. he wrote and championed the legislation that [unintelligible] and the combatting autism act because he believes each and every individual by you and the most notably to be protected. he fought to maintain fiscal sanity in washington before was fashionable come out fighting for a line-ite
on illegal trading on wall street. here's how u.s. attorney preet bharara put it when charges were announced at the end of 2009. >> it would be a mistake to think that this investigation is focused only, or even principally on, hedge funds. we have gone far beyond that. in fact, this investigation goes to the very heart of fair play in the business world. >> susie: joining us now with more analysis, steven feldman. he's a former u.s. attorney who worked in new york's securities fraud task force, and is now a white collar defense attorney at herrick, feinstein. >> hi, steven, nice to have you here with us. >> thank you, susan. >> susie: how strong is the government's case against raj rajaratnam? >> susie, that's what we're going to find out. the government, up until now, does all of the talking. they have the indictment. in that indictment, they put forward their best foot, and all their evidence. that evidence seems to be strong. it includes hours and hours of wiretap evidence, that includes the testimony of confidential performants. the defense has not had a chance to do anything yet. that'
it wants the u.s. to send a fact finding team, randall pingston. >> president obama and british prime minster david camera have agreed to plan for a full spectrum of responses. >> there's no win in sight to the turmoil in libya, so there's no win in sight at the pump. the energy department stayed it will average $3.70 and prices could spike by late sirm. in tonight's pump watch report here's a look at how much maryland is paying. a gallon of religion lar gas -- regular gas will cost $3.50. at this time last year it was $2.72. until the crisis is resolved, you can find the cheapest gas by going to wjz.com and clicking on links and numbers. >> the u.s. supreme court said funeral protests are legal. denise has more on a bill to put limits on the protests. >> reporter: baltimore county congressman's dutch ruppersberger bill would limit where and how long the protests can be held. they ruled in favor of it under the free speech amendment. the father of a soldier killed in iraq filed suit after the group picketed his son's funeral. it would require protesters to be at least 2500 feet away a
'll see you in 30 minutes, cbs evening news is next. >> couric: tonight president obama warns the u.s. and nato are considering a military response to the crisis in libya as qaddafi's forces step up attacks on rebel-held oil towns. i'm katie couric. the violence is driving up the price you pay at the pump. but where's the money going? maybe not where you think, and should the u.s. tap the strategic reserves to bring prices down? they're here, the new 3-d mammograms. but should women be rushing to get one? and she's worn his m.i.a. bracelet for nearly 40 years waiting for the day she could remove it. that day has come. captioning sponsored by cbs from cbs news world headquarters in new york, this is the "cbs evening news" with katie couric. >> couric: good evening, everyone. libyan government forces were back on the offensive today trying to retake more territory still held by the rebels. some of the heaviest fighting was in towns near tripoli and the u.n. says more than a million libyans now need humanitarian aid. president obama warned moammar qaddafi and his supporters they will be
that targets protests organized by the westboro baptist church. last week the supreme court of the u.s. would that the protests are permitted under the first amendment. >>> there are more calls now for military action as libyan leader moammar gaddafi continues his brutal crackdown on anti- government protesters. nato is increasing surveillance flights over libya as it decides whether to impose a no-fly zone. u.n. security council members are working on a resolution that would establish such a zone. >>> interesting findings regarding the pay gap between men and women. >> and oil pressure is hurting the airline industry. linda bell has bloomberg news. >> crude oil prices are falling back a little, littleoil continues -- but oil continues to put pressure on airlines. continental may have to get rid of airplanes that are not as fuel-efficient. delta and united also will be if trimming airplanes. employment services company manpower says more u.s. companies plan to add more workers as soon as this spring. federal, state, and federal employmental is expected to grow. it will take another 45 years t
on the security council. president obama said today military options are still on the table. there are signs the u.s. might go along with a resolution if there is a consensus. we are seeing how people feel about foreign intervention. >> all over benghazi, there are posters say no foreign intervention is needed to help the people rid themselves of colonel gaddafi. if there clear about that. after several days of attacking protestors strongholds, several towns in the west, the town of ras lanuf, the rebels thought they had captured that themselves, only now are they beginning to change their mind. would you accept foreign help now? >> yes. the no-fly zone would be very welcome. the surgical bombings -- where he has his supporters. some other bases where he has his troops, we do not mind surgical bombing there. we did not mind a no-fly zone over libya because he is using his aircraft to kill people. they have no cover for that. we can match them on the ground, but in the skies, we have no power. we would welcome very much a no flying zone over libya. but no foreign troops on the ground. a no-fly zone w
. >>> and while the u.s. considers how best to react to the fighting in libya, the prices at the pump. steve handelsman reports. >> reporter: concerns about escalating warfare in libya and more air attacks against libyan civilians in what looks like a military comeback by moammar gadhafi, president obama reminded libyan generals they could be tried for war crimes. >> i want to send a very clear message to those who are around colonel gadhafi. it is their choice to make how they operate moving forward and they will be held accountable. >> reporter: mr. obama faces two choices. does he set up a no-fly zone over libya to ground gadhafi's jets? arab states say, do it, but team obama is cautious. >> any action should be the result of an international sanction. >> reporter: do something to help now argued a bush administration veteran. >> and you could provide covertly anti-aircraft and anti-tank weapons to the rebels so they can impose their own no-fly zone. >> reporter: obama choice number two, with gasoline prices averaging $3.50 a gallon and rising, crude oil prices touching $118 a barrel beca
. 2011] >> the u.s. house meets today at 2:00 eastern for general speeches. legislative work starts at 4:00. members will consider bills designating dentists and vetenarian as emergency responders and disasters. tomorrow the congress will hear from the australian prime minister in a joint meeting. we'll have a live coverage of that at 11:00 eastern. on wednesday members begin kuwait on eliminating mortgage relief. transportation secretary ray lahood is on capitol hill this afternoon. he's testifying before the senate transportation committee. about his department's 2012 budget request. c-span3 will have live coverage beginning at 2:30 eastern. >> the new way to get a concise review of the day's events it's "washington today" on c-span radio. every week day we'll take you to capitol hill, the white house, and anywhere news is happening. we'll also talk with the experts, the politician mrs., and -- politicians, and the journalists. the stories that matter to you the most every week day on c-span radio. can you listen in the washington-baltimore area at 90.1 f.m. and nationwide on xm slight
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? >> reporter: about that prospect, u.s. officials remain noncommittal. spokesman for secretary of state clinton said allied nation are reviewing the idea of a no fly zone with urgency, but offered this answer when asked how many weeks of air attacks it will take before a decision is reached. >> there is no particular timetable. >> reporter: at the u.n. security council, fox news learned that british and french diplomats have begun drafting a resolution to create no fly zone. that sources said could be ready at the drop of a hat. >> it has to have a clear basis, demonstrative need, broad support in the region and readiness to participate in it. >> reporter: but sergei lavrock, foreign minister of russia, a country that does enjoy veto power at the u.n. security council ruled out foreign intervention with libya saying, "libyans have to solve their problems by themselves." bret? >> bret: james rosen live at the state department. thank you. we will put the whole sky news report on our website. oil prices fell a bit today. april crude dropped 42 cents to close at $105.02 a barrel. gasoline was up a
. >>> this is "world one" live from london. did mexico's youngest ever police chief run for her life? the u.s. immigration official tells cnn she is now in the u.s. the 20-year-old shot to fame last october when she took the job of top cop in a violent mexican border town. she was fired for failing to turn up for work yesterday. some local people say that she fled to the u.s. amid reports that she'd got some death threats. >>> a japanese safety panel wants to know what caused the death of five babies in the past month. doctors in japan have been ordered to stop immunizing infants with two vaccines around the world. they are temporarily suspended. investigators are checking to see if they played a role in recent deaths. both companies say their vaccines are safe. >>> on monday, cnn launched a pretty ambitious yearlong initiative aimed at raising awareness of slavery with our unmatched global reach and resources, cnn's going to shine a spotlight on the horrors of slavery in the present day and really give victims a voice. so what defines slavery? >> if we try to define it, you know, to me slave
qaddafi and his supporters they will be held accountable for the violence and the u.s. and its allies are still considering military options. today, nato plans began round-the-clock surveillance of libya. opposition forces in the east want nato to ground qaddafi's air force after it bombed several key oil towns today. mandy clark reports tonight from abbey ya. >> reporter: this is why libya's rebels are begging for a no-fly zone. we were the first journalists on the scene after this bombing. people ignored the danger and raced to show us the damage. he's hitting his own people with bombs, young children, he's killing them, this man says. just minutes ago we were driving down the road to get to the front line when a government warplane dropped two bombs behind us. the shrapnel from those bombs is still warm. near the craters, the wreckage of a pickup truck. a family with three children was in it when qaddafi's air force struck. two of the children died. the survivors were slashed by the slash nell. the circling warplanes made for a jumpy day on the front lines. do you find that even th
is ben affleck. i'm founder of the eastern congo initiative. it is the only u.s.-based grant-making and advocacy program entirely focused on working with and for the people of the eastern congo an area that carries the unwanted area of being the deadliest and most volatile region of the country and one of the deadliest in the world. . it has led to over 1,000 rapes being committed every month. international rescue committee estimates 5.4 million people have lost their lives in the conflict since 1998 with many under the age of five. not all were killed in combat but from the ravages, malaria and pneumonia, malnutrition and diarrhea. the efforts help protect the most vulnerable among the population, child soldiers, survivors of sexual violence. e.c.i. works with community-based groups focused on education, economic activity, legal reform. i thank you for your attention to congo and holding this important hearing. i request to submit a complete written statement for the record. today's hearing occurs on the 100 anniversary of an important day and it is important to call attenti
barack obama says the u.s. will use military commissions, again, to prosecute alleged terrorists held at the guantanamo bay detention facility. he said he's still committed to closing it but can't do it just yesterday. >>> those are the headlines, i'm zain vergee. "world business today" starts now. >>> good morning from cnn london, i'm nina dell santos. >> and good afternoon from cnn hong kong, i'm andrew stephens. welcome to "world business today." our top stories this tuesday, march 8th. it's the biggest u.s. insider trading probe in a generation. one-time billionaire faces a jury this tuesday. >>> the dark side of the chocolate industry. we investigate claims of child labor in west africa's cocoa farms as part of cnn's freedom project. >>> and as unrest sweeps the arab world, unemployment and high prices test the patience of young people in jordan. >>> let's kick off with a look at the european stock market action. markets have been open for just over an hour now. after the ftse 100 took a little bit of a tumble, these indices all trading up. we currently have the ftse up by 0.25%
prices until prices and the u.s. economy stabilize. >> we could actually see a reversal. >> reporter: bottom line, florists can only eat so much of thed a add -- of the additional prices and at some point we'll all end up paying more. back to you. >>> the rising price of fuel is driving up the price for an airline ticket. let's give you a live look at what's happening at san jose's airport. southwest airlines announced it's joan -- it's joining other carriers by hiking up fees. they all raised their fares within the last week. this is the sixth time they raised their rates this year. farecompare.com is reporting that a $00 ticket in january would cost you now $260 today. >>> soaring oil prices sent stocks tumbling on -- tumbling on wall street today. [closing bell ] >> the fighting in libya helped push the oil up today and that's making investors very nervous. the dow jones industrial average finished the day down 70 points, at 1290. the nasdaq was off a little more than 39 points. >>> the federal reserve released a mixed report on consumer spending, showing that americans are buying
of a new partnership to fight distracted driving. a partnership between "consumer reports" and the u.s. department of transportation. the transportation secretary ray la hood says distracted driving killed nearly 5500 people in 2009. joran van der sloot, the key suspect in the 2005 disappearance of the american teenager natalee holloway will plead guilty to the killing of another woman last year in peru, so says his lawyer. and says the 23-year-old will argue temporary temporary insanity to try to shorten his sentence. van der sloot met with the woman while gambling last may. joran van der sloot's lawyer says he plans to argue that his client killed 21-year-old stefanie florist because she had learned of his relation to the holloway case while using his lap top. van der sloot is not formally charged in that case. a 20-year-old police chief who had accepted the job as police chief of a violent mexican border town is now without a job. garcia fired today for abandoning her post. according to a statement from the city there, the police chief had been granted permission to travel to the un
to their country. >> it could take up to five days. >> meanwhile in afghanistan, u.s. secretary of defense robert gates has apologized to president hamid karzai for the accidental deaths of children last week, six days after u.s. helicopter crews killed nine boys mistaken for taliban fighters. it's also discussed the future of the u.s. military in afghanistan, expected to be withdrawn by the end of 2014. a small contingent will remain to help train afghan security forces. the unrest going on in africa and the middle east is causing chaos with oil prices. >> causing major worries about economic growth. oil prices in london and new york spiking higher on monday on concerns over wider supply disruptions in the middle east and north africa. the recent sharp spike in prices and worries over what may come has prompted the unid states to continue tapping its emergency oil reserves. >> as oil prices soar, industrial countries around the world are deciding whether they should tap into their reserves. the u.s. consumes more than 19 million barrels of oil every day, more than any other country. washington i
it every day. and then they leave. you know, is it is hard to take a city as the u.s. learned in iraq. and i think to pacify a whole town like that, may be more than they want to do right now. sometimes it seems like they're making an example of zawiyah. i don't know how much longer that can go on. >> and arwa, from your vantage point which is in benghazi, far to the east of tripoli, how organized are the opposition forces? not politically so much, because it seeps like they're getting more organized, but miltaf rily. >> they're struggling. they don't really know how to lay out a tactical battle plan. they've tried to form a military council that is meant to bring together all the various elements they have on the ground and the front line, they do realize that they don't necessarily have the upper hand when it cops to experience, training and when it comes to the weapons that they do have at their disposal, there was a few days ago, the optimism amongst leaders. it would be a fairly straightforward march toward tripoli. they're encountering a much tougher battle they had. i think a b
to become ill -- to become eligible for the college tuition break. these schools have open enrollment. u.s. citizens would not be displaced. after completing two years of study, they could transfer to a four-year institution and still get the in state college tuition rates. >> what we want to do is for kids to have been slain by the rules, going to school and doing what they're told, have good grades and marketing in to school on their own neddick -- merits, no one is getting in on a free ride. >> undocumented students may be given a 4000-6000 -- $4,000- $6,000 braked at the college level. >> how is it going to help our work force to get in-state tuition to be illegal aliens when they're not allowed to work in this state anyway? >> the bill mandates illegal immigrants prove either they or their parents paid maryland taxes for two years prior to enrollment. they would also have to submit proof they're attempting to become u.s. citizens. >> i think they are afraid of change. the state is changing. >> the senate president anticipates a prolonged debate. he is calling members in early and is c
for debate, not action. u.s. secretary of state has insisted that this be a u.n., not american initiative. protesters are keeping a low profile in at the capitol. but the protesters still seem determined to fight. >> only 30 miles away from the wyatt, the military success makes it even more dangerous -- from zawiya, the military success makes it even more dangerous for protesters. they believe in former is are everywhere. yet another protester joined us. they have never been on facebook before, which is now blocked. they do not have weapons, unlike the rebels in zawiya. but many have died, too, killed by the regime. >> jeremy. >> do you think because of the force that he has used -- >> no, and he is not finished. i will never speak any words with -- i am not arab. >> what is your gut feeling, like your feeling inside about how this is killing two and? >> we do not want this to go on. >> so, how do you beat him? >> how we will be? with faith. that is the only way. we don't have guns or modules or anything. but we have faith. we have the faith to be free people. >> how do you sustain this?
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today in cairo. >>> two u.s. marshals were shot and wounded in st. louis today while trying to serve an arrest warrant. one is in critical condition. a police officer suffered minor injuries in the same incident. the alleged shooter is dead. now, details are sketchy, but authorities say all three law officers were inside the alleged shooter's house when the incident took place. a total of four u.s. marshals have been shot serving warrants, arrest warrants, this year. >>> women in texas may soon be required to get a sonogram before getting an abortion. last night the texas house of representatives approved a bill that required 24 hours to pass after the ultrasound before the woman can have an abortion. a similar bill passed in the senate. the senate required only two hours as opposed to 24 hours. the senate version also allows a woman to choose not to see the images or sounds if the pregnancy is the result of rape or incest or if the fetus has an irreversible medical condition. according to our affiliate, kuve, the house version contains no such provisions. >>> we want to know what yo
report out of st. louis, a live look as police confirm three u.s. marshals have been shot, trying to make an arrest, one hour ago, three of the officers now being treated at local hospitals. we do not know the extent of the injuries, police saying a suspect also shot, holed up and a s.w.a.t. team is on the scene. we are live there and more details in st. louis in a matter of moments in "america's newsroom". >>> in the meantime here's a story affecting every american, new reaction now to a stunning admission on capitol hill, the obama administration apparently admitting it's double-counting savings under the new health care law. here's the exchange from kathleen sebelius and congressman john shimkus. >> it has 12 years in the medicare trust fund according to the actuary and the $5 billion represents the slowdown in the rate of health care from what was projected to 8 percent. >> i'm sorry, is it medicare, is it using it to save medicare or using it to fund health care reform? which one? >> both. >> i yield back my time. bill: did you study accounting? >> martha: no, sir! bill: i have a cal
with this fox news alert, st. louis police are confirming now that a suspect who is believed to have shot u.s. marshals is dead. meantime, the two deputy u.s. marshals and one task force officer who were shot and wounded are recovering at a hospital nearby, we're told at least one of the marshals is in critical condition, the other in fair condition. you've been watching this throughout the morning on "america's newsroom". the marshals and the other task force officer went to a house in the st. louis area, to try to apprehend this suspect. a gun fight broke out. the two marshals and the other officer were hit. but the suspect, again, is reported to be deceased. we will keep you updated on "happening now". jenna: another fox news alert, new numbers out on the decifit. last month we what's the biggest monthly decifit in our history, a record $223 billion in february, that's according to the nonpartisan cbo. it's the 29th consecutive month that the government is operating in the red. if you add up all the debt, by the way, when you add all of that, we had to spend $21 billion of our money just t
launches. i think it's an unnecessary and unacceptable risk for the u.s. i think the u.s. could support this with intelligence. as well as logistics. but i don't want to see u.s. aircraft involved in a no-fly zone. >> judge napolitano: walid, should the president of the united states ask you for his advice about whether any military assistance would work, having just heard what the general said and respecting him as i know you do, what would you tell the president? >> the best thing is not to involve any of our assets if we can. but time is not on our side. in the sense that what is happening in the opposition area is where i'm concerned. not really what gaddafi is doing. gaddafi could be taken out by either the united states or the europeans no doubt about that. but i'm afraid that the radical element will slowly creep in to the area of the command and soon we will have libya under gaddafi and maybe libya under a radical at the end of the day. it's a hard strategic choice to make. >> judge napolitano: last question, what do you think will happen? as things now stand, is he crazy enough
. you are looking at a live picture over st. louis missouri. this is coming in now. three u.s. marshalls. three federal marshalls have just been shot in a gun battle. we are also hearing another man was wounded inside of a house. again, details are very sketchy. we don't know the conditions of those three federal marshalls who were shot or even of the condition of the man wounded inside of a house. now you look at a helicopter leaving the scene. this was a wide picture of live shots combing in. we know those three marshalls were rushed to a hospital. that's all we know those marshals were shot while trying to make an arrest. the camera from that helicopter is zooming in on that crime scene. this is developing out of st. louis, missouri. three u.s. marshals shot while trying to make an arrest. we will get to you more details on this developing story and bring it to you as soon as we get them in. >>> there are overnight developments in libya as well. there is word that moammar gadhafi could be on his way out. there are conditions he is asking for in return for stepping down. >>> there is b
, it is simply going to be too late. >> arwa damon in benghazi, thanks. >>> u.s. nato military involvement is at least days away. we're told this tonight. nato says it has assets in place to track all air traffic in libya, meaning it can build a case against the gadhafi regime if it continues to use air power against the anti-regime forces. but what comes next remains a hotly debated question. let's get perspective from david gergen who has advised four american presidents. let me start there, david. when you're in the oval office talking to a president who is about to consider a commitment of u.s. military forces, this president, he has been the commander in chief for nearly two years. he inherited iraq and afghanistan. yes, he made a big decision to redo the strategy in afghanistan, but he has never begun would could become a war. >> right. he has never initiated a war. and that's owls a hard call to pull that trigger. and cnn is reporting that one of the things weighing on the president, it's easy to get in. how do you get out. they don't know quite who the opposition. they're trying to
. >>> breaking news in st. louis, missouri. right now, these are live pictures where we understand that two u.s. marshals, two federal marshals and a police officer, a st. louis police officer have been shot. we understand this happened during a gunfight that the officers were trying to make an arrest just before 5:00 our time. no word on the condition of the marshals. the police officer, we understand, suffered a grave wound. he had a bullet-resistant vest on and he apparently was injured when he fell after being shot. a suspect has also been shot. police say they have a hostage -- or standoff situation. the city s.w.a.t. team has come into the area, but again, we are looking at a situation where two u.s. marshals and a st. louis police officer have been shot. no word on the condition of those u.s. marshals. we will continue to follow this story as it develops in st. louis. >>> 6:23. drama of a different kind. charlie sheen the battle he will have in court today. coming up. >> plus, if you want a happier life maybe you should move. we'll tell you where california ranks among the happiest state
is secure for gadhafi for now. here in the u.s., president obama appealing directly to gadhafi's inner circle to stop propping him up. >> i want to send a very clear message to those who are around colonel gadhafi. it is their choice to make how they operate moving forward and they will be held accountable for whatever violence continues to take place there. >> yesterday, president obama also authorized another $15 million in humanitarian aid to be sent to libya. meanwhile, britain and france say they're seeking author sooigs from the united nations for a no-fly zone over the country. however, any resolution is subject to the vote by the 15 members and russia and china rarely approve of such measures and of course as we've been telling you the united states still sitting on the fence about a no-fly zone, as well. >>> and yet another step back from the 2008 promise to close guantanamo bay, president obama says the administration will resume military trials for terrorist suspects detained at the prison. yesterday's move which lifts a two-year freeze on new trials comes after a month's lo
this will impact. >>> and libya, a senior u.s. official is that nato will not impose flight zones. >> eastern pac san, the bombers targeted it a gas station. the area is rarely. >>> police say a man threatened to rain a woman near aspen hill road last night. in the assault, the woman managed to fight off the attacker. police are looking into the fact that this may be the connection to others. >> investigators say dna from a cigarette he threw away that this connects him with attacks in new hampshire. >>> six students were arrested. the president- autocounty made changes, they announced they were adding new assistant principal. >>> 30s say when they got there, a man was waving the gun at a teen. they ordered him to drop his weapon. police say one of the police officers shot the man. they didn't release his name. >> it will be a nice at the same time. more warm ups on the day. the spending standal at udc, he goes on the offensive before e the. >> meteorologist tom keern said it is about . >>> here is something you don't see every day, it looks like a scene from the movie "up." >> it set a world r
detention at guantanamo bay. the u.s. plans to resume trial by military commission. want to get your reaction to the news. here are the numbers to call. the front page news in a lot up the papers. here is "the washington post" version. we will read more from the headlines here and take your calls. a lot of reaction in the paper to the of guantanamo bay decision, but we will spend a couple of minutes on the phone first to get some new information, if we can come on the situation in libya. a reporterl soschem, from "the associated press." the new headline suggests that muammar gaddafi is looking for some sort of deal. is that correct or just p.r. from the other side, if you can call it that? guest: it is hard to say. what we're hearing is second- hand reports. apparently, according to the era of new stations, there have been offers to begin negotiations of some kind. apparently one of the conditions is that the rebels would lay down their arms and the negotiations would begin. in the past, the national transition council, which has been running the side of the country has said they wil
. >> and here in the u.s., drivers are already making big changes. and in rare cases, some are having their gas stolen. >> can you imagine? emily schmidt is in washington, now, with more on the stolen gas. good morning, emily. >> reporter: the rising gas prices mean you are getting less for your money. the amount to fill up your car this time last year, would leave you nearly a quarter-tank short in today's prices. another day, another record. with gas at a nationwide average at $3.52 a gallon, it's the highest ever for march. >> it is kind of frustrating. >> reporter: this houston taxi driver is making less money each day. they're up 39 cents, since protests began in libya. >> we're reacting on rumors. this is a total over react on some people's parts. let's see where this is taking us. >> reporter: there are no gas shortages yet. that doesn't reduce consumers to finding the lowest of the high prices. >> some stations have raised their prices. and some stations are slower to raise their price. it can pay off very much so. >> reporter: in the meantime, higher gas prices carry some unexpected co
at a congressional hearing on the effects of foreclosure crisis on the city and the state. the u.s. house committee on oversight and government reform is meeting at the university of maryland school of law downtown for the field hearing, which focuses on fraud and lender errors. >> well over 1/3 of our neighborhoods have had more than 5% of the properties foreclosed against. many of these neighborhoods that i'm talking about are the bedrocks of our city. >> last month, realty track reported that we have driven foreclosures down 70% compared to a year ago. it is the sharpest decline that any state in the country has been able to achieve over the course of this last year. >> officials say the hearing is being held in baltimore because the city has been hit particularly hard and because the state's foreclosure moratorium that allows judges to review procedures and lenders to work out errors. inception -- in session 2011, maryland senators passed dale law that would ban drivers from reading sex messages -- from reading text messages behind the wheel. right now, drivers are prohibited from sending text
is telling his story. that is coming up next. >>> two u.s. marshal and a police officer hit by gun fire in the shootout. we'll be right back. >>> not bad. the sunshine and temperature up to 50 degrees. changes are coming and rain is on the way. we'll have more in when the edge continues. stay with us. >> two deputy u.s. marshals and a police officer shot in a gun fight in st. louis, missouri today. the suspect later died and officers were trying to arrest the man. one marshal was shot in the head and is in critical condition, the other shot in the ankle. the officer grazed in the face. the police have not said what the suspect was being arrested for and are not seeing details about how he was killed. >>> 30 years ago this month, surgeons at george washington university hospital found themselves treating president ronald reagan after being shot by a would-be assassin. paul wagner spoke with the doctor who headed the team and this is that preview of the story you will see at 10. >> reporter: dr. joseph dgiordano said president reagan's life was saved by the split second decision made by t
concerns are spreading that the trend may adversely affect u.s. consumer sentiment and dampen economic recovery. >>> japan's current account surplus marked its first drop in nearly two months due to a jump in imports and soaring prices of crude oil and iron ore. the finance ministry set in a preliminary report on tuesday that the surplus for january totaled around $5.6 billion. that is a plunge of almost 48% from a year earlier. the trade deficit for january was $4.8 billion. the ministry said weaker exports during china's lunar new year holidays were another negative factor. this is the first time in two years that the trade balance has tipped into the red. the income balance, which includes returns on foreign investment, rose above 10%. the increase was due to improved earnings and overseas subsidiaries of japanese firms. >>> credit worries continue on heavily indebted european countries. this has led a u.s. credit rating agency to downgrade greek government bonds by three notches. moody's said on monday it lowered the rating of greek debt from the already below investment grade of b
lower. those reserves hold 727 million barrels of oil. with u.s. consumption at 20 million barrels a day, it's 36 days worth of supplies meant for national emergencies, not price wings. >> tapping it when there's price pressure but no shortage is like giving sugar to people that are hungry. it doesn't help them. it may satiate them for a moment but it doesn't help them. >> reporter: the concern among economists, with gas prices up nearly 40 cents in a month, it's quickly reaching a point where the pain at the pump could eat into home savings and a fragile economy. >> the risk is if gas prices move to $4 or even higher, we will see real softening in the economy. the unemployment rate will begin to drift higher. >> reporter: meanwhile, in charlotte, north carolina, the tipping point may have already come for some drivers. sales at mike's scooter store are up 200% over last year. >> if you don't have a long commute, if you don't have to go on the highway, it's a great solution for a lot of people. >> reporter: $4 to fill it up and 120 miles before a refill. if gas prices were to freeze wher
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